Frisco Texas (July 19, 2013) – US Youth Soccer recently announced the schedule for the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by National Guard, to be played July 23-28 at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. The 88 qualifying teams will play matches Tuesday, July 23 through Friday, July 26 to determine who will advance to vie for the national titles. Those title games will be played Saturday, July 27 or Sunday, July 28.
The traditional 56 regional champions and representatives have advanced to the National Championships via success through the first two legs of the annual US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advanced to their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Championship, four in all, where over 850 teams competed from all corners of the country. In addition to these 56 regional champions, 32 teams have punched their tickets to the National Championships via success in the National League.
Teams from the US Youth Soccer National League will complete the field of 88 alongside the regional qualifiers. US Youth Soccer National League qualifiers finished the highly competitive league among the top two in their respective divisions. The National League consists of teams, Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls, who qualified for league play through their respective US Youth Soccer Regional League. Established in 2007, National League teams have captured a combined 20 of a possible 30 US Youth Soccer National Championships in the first five years.